Sometimes you just need to escape reality and take a quick vacation to relax the mind and recharge the soul. I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions lately so I needed to take another trip before I went mad.
We ended up heading north where the air is cleaner and things just move at a slower pace. I honestly could see myself living up here. There’s just something about the people, places and a way of life that’s appealing.
We were looking for a lunch spot and ended up spotting a small cider producer on the side of the road. They had a food truck that offered some local michigan favorites like pasties (meat pie). They also featured locally grown hard ciders that all looked and sounded delicious.
I’m a huge fan of flights since it allows you to sample more beers or coders in this case. The portions are good for the money and you end up drinking about 2 pints which is perfect for a meal.
Being that it’s was a Sunday we were the only customers for a while. It’s was actually really nice the bar tender and food truck owner were very attentive. We got to pick where ever we wanted to hang out and we opted for the best view in the house. The cider house was located on the top of the rolling hills so you could see for like. It was like a sea of apple and cherry trees. It was so peaceful we ended up hanging out there for a few hours.
The ciders I got were all fresh and delicious. Some features other ingredients like strawberries, cinnamon and even some hops. Yes, they dry hopped cider which is a beer brewing technique that ass great herbal earthy pine and bitter notes.
After hanging out we picked up a variety pack of cans to go and set off to find a local beach to go Petoskey Stone hunting. I found two little stones which are kind of rare so that was exciting.
Even though it was a short trip it was just what the doctor ordered. I feel more relaxed and ready to take the rest of the week.